The Prime Minister is weighing in on Saturday’s horrific fatal stabbing spree on the North Shore, saying his “heart is in North Vancouver.”
When officers arrived at the Lynn Valley Public Library, they found multiple victims inside the library suffering from stab wounds, said Sgt. Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
One woman died of her injuries.
A suspect was taken into custody, and it’s believed they acted alone, according to RCMP.
“My heart is in North Vancouver tonight,” Justin Trudeau said in a message posted to social media.
“To everyone affected by this violent incident in Lynn Valley, know that all Canadians are keeping you in our thoughts and wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.”
My heart is in North Vancouver tonight. To everyone affected by this violent incident in Lynn Valley, know that all Canadians are keeping you in our thoughts and wishing a speedy recovery to the injured. https://t.co/8Q32wuOlTk
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 28, 2021
BC Premier John Horgan said on Twitter he was “devastated by the news of the attack.”
“To the victims and their families, all of BC is with you and the North Van community tonight,” he said.
First responders, including 11 ambulances and two supervisors, were sent to the scene around 1:45 pm.
Amy Robertson, spokesperson for BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), told Daily Hive that six patients were transported to hospital from the library.
Video posted to social media showed police surrounding a man in the street outside of the suburban library.
Police say there is no ongoing threat to public safety.
North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson called the violence “unimaginable,” adding that the library has been a secure place for families to gather in the Lynn Valley community for years.
“I am shocked and shaken,” he said in a statement.
“As authorities continue to investigate and details continue to be confirmed, I want to extend my thoughts to the families who have been impacted during this incredibly difficult time.”
#ALERT: informing the public of multiple victims stabbed within & outside #LynnValley Library. One suspect in custody. Appears this was a lone suspect. No ongoing threat to public. We are still looking for potential additional victims. Any witnesses please call us at 604-985-1311
— North Vancouver RCMP (@nvanrcmp) March 27, 2021
Anyone with information regarding this investigation call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected]. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).